Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher, Knitwear Designer, and Published Author
  • Welcome!

    As a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert, my passion is teaching knitters not just the "how" of knitting but the why: why certain stitches are formed in certain ways, why various techniques work, and why you should experiment with your knitting!

    Join me in becoming a more mindful knitter, as we tackle sweaters, customizations, gauge, and blocking together!

    Learn more about me in this 60-second video or click below for even more information.

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  • Join Me at an Upcoming Event

    Want a hands-on learning experience designed to empower your knitting? Join me at an event near you to learn skills from cast-ons and bind-offs to sweater pattern modification.

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  • Take a Class with Me Online!

    Aren't able to join me at an event? Take a private streaming lesson, online class, or buy a DVD. Choose the option that's right for you!

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  • Discover Patterns for All Levels

    Whether it's a sweater, a cowl, or mittens, all of my patterns are designed with real knitters in mind. Learn new techniques or explore favorite ones. From cables to lace to slip-stitch, there's something to discover.

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  • Knit-Along with Me

    A KAL, standing for knit-along, is a time where hundreds of knitters are working the same pattern at the same time. It is a great way to work a pattern with the support of hundreds of knitters, and I’m there to guide you every step of the way!

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Very fun little knit with a drapey cowl. It comes with 3 sweater mods, and 12 video tutorials!! A great mix of fun techniques (cables and lace, short rows) with relaxing stockinette!

Everything You Need to READ Your Knitting

Everything You Need to READ Your Knitting

Why does your knit stitch look a certain way when it’s twisted? What do you do if you drop a stitch and need to fix it? With experience, and a bit of practice, you can figure out what caused each issue and how to fix it. But more importantly, if you want to master your knitting, there is no better way to do it than to learn to read your knitting and understand your stitches.

Make Your Gauge Work - Now Available for Download

Make Your Gauge Work - Now Available for Download

Stop trying to match the gauge exactly and learn how to knit a project to YOUR gauge. We’ll master the math of using your gauge, not just the pattern gauge. We’ll learn how to work with a different stitch gauge, and how to make adjustments to your pattern when your row gauge is off. Stop trying to match someone else’s gauge and discover the joys of making YOUR gauge work!

Knitting Lessons on DVD & Online

Knitting Lessons on DVD & Online

Did you know you can purchase classes and DVDs directly from me? I ship out directly at a super low shipping rate. No DVD player? Even more classes are available as downloads!

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Everything You Need to Read Your Knitting

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Knitting Sustainably Every Day

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Virtual AffiKNITy Scholarship: Nominations Now Open

The scholarship has been awarded!! Meet CHRIS Virtual AffiKNITy (Sept 11 – 14) is saving one spot at our retreat […]

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See what real students have to say!



Patty Lyons is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable about knitting. She loves to teach and wants every knitter to succeed. […] With this class, we will be able to take a pattern and turn it around to fit us, with all our marvelous curves. Anything, in any media and format, by this gem of a lady is well worth your time, effort, and money.

Lisa Gibson


This class has given me so much information and confidence. I have loved every minute of it. […] Patty is an EXCELLENT teacher and gives you so many helpful hints. It is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to do cables and read patterns. Also, enroll in her class—Improve Your Knitting—because it too is very informative and will teach you many invaluable techniques.



Brain exploding with information – best teacher EVER. I’ve been a big fan of Patty Lyons for some time now. I have her two Craftsy classes and her Annie’s class. Recently she spoke at my guild and I bought two of her Interweave DVDs. Oh . . . my . . . god!!! I thought I was good at fixing mistakes, but I had NO idea how many tricks there were.

Kally Aronis


The class was a blast; watching demonstrations on a screen of Patty knitting made visibility so much easier as we could see the intricacies of creating each stitch. In addition she also helped each student individually with demos and explanations. I never had to worry if I was doing the technique wrong because she verified that each student fully understood before moving on.

Debbie Allen


Using as an example your perfectly fitting sweater, you reviewed and explained the critical necessity and steps involved in getting gauge, showing before and after photos of the same sweater with gauge off by just a stitch. . . Information was utterly practical, made so much sense, answered questions I didn’t even know I had. I still use my notes! Many, many handy tips.



This class is excellent!!! Worth every penny. I have been searching for some time now, to find out how to properly count which row I am on, when working cables and Patty has answered that for me. This simple answer was worth the entire price of the class. She also explains how to do the long-tail cast-on in pattern!! [...] Thank you for such a great class!!

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